Synchronization and the Free Software Desktop in GUADEC

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We held the Feeds, Synchronization and the Free Software Desktop talk with Tigert today. Despite the Fluendo party the night before, there was a quite good crowd in the old Museu Balaguer library.

Speech in the Biblioteca Museu Victor Balaguer

The key ideas from the talk were:

  • Applications should synchronize with their corresponding social web services
  • Synchronization with Web 2.0 would solve both easy information sharing and backups
  • Native apps are still more usable than web sites and provide off-line support

As a tangent we discussed also integrating “where” into the desktop:

  • Adding location information into the desktop would enable lots of new services
  • Location should be a centralized service in the desktop
  • There should be multiple sources of position: GPS, Plazes, manually entered, …

Same ideas would also work on 770.

You can download the slides here: guadec-feeds-2006-06-27.pdf (776KB PDF)

In the other news, due to the big badge swap of last night, I’m currently carrying the identity of Chema Casanova.

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